And that fact is reported in a science journal? It’s amazing that a story like this would appear at a science pr site:
The idea of fast-track evolution during speciation has been controversial. Critics of the theory of punctuated equilibrium found it difficult to believe that the evolutionary processes leading to new species should be markedly different from the processes that cause already existing species to change.
“Species are continuously evolving and our results support the hypothesis that evolution does not “behave” differently when new species emerge,” says Voje.Bjarne Røsjø, University of Oslo, “The Most Popular Textbook Example of Punctuated Evolution Has Been Debunked by Researchers” at SciTech Daily
Paper. (open access)
Just the title. Punk Eek was supposed to be the final smack in the face to Darwin doubters. As if the science pr site’s purpose is not just to defend Darwinism.Could we someday have a discussion of the various ways evolution happens?